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Subject: Re: Greatest Wagnerian Sopranos
From: Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:35:46 -0500
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Nobody was chopped liver (except Jones ONLY in her temp
crisis)..................but NILSSON was IT...................case
closed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Larry

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Another vote for Mödl's Isolde, especially in the 1952 Bayreuth
> performance. Her range of expression is unrivaled among sopranos who have
> recorded the complete role.
>
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:34 AM, Larry T <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I saw Nilsson as Isolde (Met Debut) her three Brünnhilde, Salome, Tosca,
>> Turandot, Amelia
>> and Aida, and have never been overly fond of her timbre, which I found on
>> the coldish side (
>> yes, I am one of those). Furthermore, I was never really moved by her
>> performances with
>> the exception of the Siegfried Brünnhilde. Yes, her Turandot was vocally
>> exciting!  My very
>> favorite performance of Isolde was Mödl’s. Unlike many here, I loved
>> Behrens, Jones, and
>> especially Varnay. Weirdly, Stemme has never very much impressed me,  but
>> they say that
>> one has to hear her in person. I don’t know. Goerke’s Walküre Brünnhilde
>> at LOC was
>> excellent.
>> I adore Flagstad and Leider, of course. But, Lawrence and Traubel were not
>> chopped liver.
>>
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